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Public Transportation Services in Sitka

General Home Care

Rides are available Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call (907) 747-8617.
Weekend rides by appointment made by 4 p.m. Friday.
Seniors age 60+ asked to make a donation.
Riders under age 60, $2.00 for a one-way ride. 

Public Transportation

Public Transportation in Sitka
Public transportation in Sitka is unique. The nonprofit Center for Community oversees the program, with help from two main partners—Sitka Tribe of Alaska operates the RIDE (the blue fixed-route scheduled service) and Southeast Senior Services operates the Care-A-Van (the white paratransit buses for seniors and those needing assistance). The City and Borough of Sitka has made small contributions to the operation of public transit in Sitka, providing a $25,000 contribution to the RIDE in the 2015-16 budget and supplying fuel and maintenance for Care-A-Van buses over the years. More details about each service are listed below. Also, please check out our new standalone transit website at


Door to Door Services
Our partner, Southeast Senior Services, operates the Care-A-Van with ride services for seniors (age 60+) and for persons of any age with a disability that keeps them from driving or using the RIDE bus routes.

Call (907) 747-8617 to request or reserve a ride on Care-A-Van.


Bus Route Services
Our partner, Sitka Tribe of Alaska, operates the “blue buses” called the RIDE. The RIDE operates 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

the RIDE runs three routes:

Printable Schedule & Map
Mobile-Friendly Schedule & Map

Red route out along Halibut Point Road – 1 hour loop
Blue route out along Sawmill Creek Road – 1 hour loop
Green Route through town and over the bridge – 1/2 hour loop
$2.00 per one way ride for adults. $1.00 for seniors or persons with disabilities


Call 747-7103 for the RIDE information. Monthly passes and punchcards can be purchased at Old Harbor Books, Sea Mart, and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska main office (456 Katlian Street, upstairs).


Your Rights Under Title VI To be Free of Discrimination in Public Transit Services 

Sitka’s Coordinated Public Transit system is operated by Center for Community, Inc., Sitka Tribe of Alaska, and Catholic Community Services, Inc. These agencies all operate their public transit programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes that she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with our agency.

Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with this agency within 180 days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. For information on our non-discrimination obligations or how to file a complaint, please contact the Center for Community by any of the methods listed below.

Check out Sitka public transit in action with these videos.

In 2014, the nonprofit, Artchange, Inc., coordinated by Sitka filmmaker Ellen Frankenstein, made three videos about using the RIDE public transit and the Care-A-Van paratransit in Sitka. 

In 2016, Artchange, Inc. made some more videos highlighting the RIDE. The 2014 videos are posted below, with the new 2016 videos posted below the older videos.

Agency Name and Address: Center for Community, Inc.
700 Katlian St, Suite B, Sitka, Alaska 99835
Phone: (907) 747-6960 ask for the transit manager or executive director
Fax: (907) 747-4868

If this information is needed in another language, please contact us. 

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